Letter from Sen. Patrick Leahy


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PSB response to VCE’s letter about wind turbine noise

On Jan. 3, 2017, VCE sent this letter to the Vermont Public Service Board.  Today we received the response from the Board, below.



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Burlington Free Press 2016 Vermonter of the Year Annette Smith

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To the Vermont Public Service Board

From: Annette Smith 

Subject: Georgia Mountain Wind, noise and icing, etc.

Date: January 3, 2017 at 11:23:58 AM EST

To: PSB – Clerk <PSB.Clerk@vermont.gov>

Dear Chair Volz, Board members Cheney and Hofmann,

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment in the Public Service Board’s regulation of wind turbines.  VCE has been involved in this issue since 2009, and we have borne witness to tremendous harm being done to neighbors of these projects.  We are also aware of environmental degradation that is being swept aside.  With the change in administration, it is time for a change in approach.

We, members of the Vermont public, have been put through an Electric Generation Policy Siting Commission (in 2011 that led to nothing), a Sound Standard Investigation (in 2014 that led to nothing) a Temporary Rule Making (in 2016 that made the standard better for developers and worse for neighbors) and now a Permanent Rule Making.  In addition, we have watched the PSB approve Lowell, Georgia Mountain and Deerfield Wind for construction.   Continue reading

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Swanton Wind, Motion to Dismiss filed by Christine and Dustin Lang, Dec. 29, 2016

Intervenors Christine and Dustin Lang filed a Motion to Dismiss Swanton Wind’s petition for a Certificate of Public Good.  You can read it here.

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Kidder Hill Wind 45 day notice documents









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Act 174 Energy Planning Standards Regional Planning Commission Training & Information Sessions, Dec. 2016

Videos of sessions with town planners in four areas of Vermont

Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission

Bennington County Regional Commission (Arlington meeting)

Rutland Regional Planning Commission

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

Articles about Act 174 energy planning meetings

Mad River Valley Planning District

Windham Regional Commission

Lamoille County Regional Commission

Milton, Colchester Planning Commissions

Barton Chronicle article about NVDA meeting, below


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